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the cleanup effort may cost. maureen naylor is live with our report. >> reporter: the official cleanup begins at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. it was supposed to start today but was delayed to get all of the equipment in place. i want to point out to you, this behind me, in the last hour, he spoke to the owners of this home and they said theirs will be the -- will be among the first tomorrow. the biggest concern is the delicate removal of toxic waste in the rubble. >> we know the material contains levels of metal, potential, asbestos, all sorts of other chemicals. the material handled is hopefully not going to become a health problem. >> reporter: as of tomorrow, the county says this burn area will be offlimits to homeowners, though several people sifted through the rubble today. >> our home is destroyed. there's probably some little things that are still inside there. >> i'm curious how they are gonna protect the houses from this constant wind that comes off the ocean that's right down the street. you know, the cleanup they have done now, are they gonna have to reclean it after that? >> report
recovery, this comes after a lot of disaster. maureen naylor is live in san bruno with more. >> reporter: we have seen a lot of the devastation zone. behind me, you can see this heavy equipment was brought in. that was just brought in today to start the cleanup, official cleanup process for the neighborhood tomorrow. 37 homes here were destroyed. work on three of them begins tomorrow. workers in riot gear hosed down to clean up toxicity. >> we were hoping to start today. the site is not ready unless we can do it 100% correct, we're not gonna do it. >> reporter: some damaged cars were removed but those completely charred won't be taken away until tomorrow. crews will had use these devices to check air quality. >> this will monitor any fugitive dust or emissions coming off the site and we'll be able to collect them and find out if there's anything truly hazardous. >> while the cleanup preparations were underway, this resident was at a nearby gymnasium talking with his health representative. he says his biggest concern is his roommate who was severely injured. >> he had like 75% burn. he's
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